Telenor Myanmar, along with all other mobile operators in Myanmar, has received a directive from the Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) to block 3 websites, 6 domains and 2 IP addresses.
The directive is based on Section 77 of the Telecommunications Law, and is described to address “hate speech” as well as protecting against cyber-attacks and data theft. Telenor Myanmar is legally obliged to comply with the directive. Customers trying to access the affected URLs are directed to a landing page stating that the sites cannot be reached as the authorities of Myanmar have ordered them to be blocked.
Telenor Myanmar has pointed out that blocking of IP addresses may inadvertently block additional websites or disrupt the operations of other sites.
Telenor Myanmar believes in open communication. The company continues its dialogue with the authorities on the principles of authorities’ interventions to block websites in Myanmar.